Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Molucca Sea, 15 km west of Silang, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020 3:59 pm (GMT +9) -

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - Molucca Sea, 15 km west of Silang, North Maluku, Indonesia, on Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020 3:59 pm (GMT +9)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

25 Nov 07:10 UTC: First to report: BMKG after 11 minutes.
25 Nov 07:15: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 4.8. Epicenter location corrected by 2.2 km (1.4 mi) towards E.
25 Nov 07:20: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.7. Epicenter location corrected by 1.1 km (0.7 mi) towards E.
Date & time: 25 Nov 2020 06:59:13 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020 3:59 pm (GMT +9)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 0.87°S / 127.58°E (Molucca Sea, Indonesia)
Nearest volcano: Bibinoi (22 km / 14 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
179 km (111 mi) S of Sofifi (Kota Tidore Kepulauan) (pop: 36,200) --> See nearby quakes!
186 km (116 mi) S of Ternate (pop: 101,700) --> See nearby quakes!
293 km (182 mi) S of Tobelo (Kabupaten Halmahera Utara) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
312 km (194 mi) NNW of Amahai (pop: 47,700) --> See nearby quakes!
321 km (200 mi) NNW of Ambon City (pop: 355,600) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (231 mi) SE of Bitung (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
383 km (238 mi) SE of Tondano (Kabupaten Minahasa) (pop: 33,300) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) SE of Tomohon (pop: 27,600) --> See nearby quakes!
401 km (249 mi) SE of Manado (pop: 451,900) --> See nearby quakes!
2377 km (1477 mi) ENE of Jakarta (pop: 8,540,100) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SE of Nusa Deket Island --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) NE of Pulau Lipumatole Island --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Moderate Rain 29.9°C (86 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from WNW
Primary data source: BMKG (Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency of Indonesia)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 4.710 km- 163 km S of Sofifi, IndonesiaBMKG
M 4.610 kmHalmahera, IndonesiaGFZ
M 4.440 km163 Km S of Sofifi, IndonesiaUSGS

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